Bournemouth have agreed personal terms with Liverpool midfielder Jordon Ibe and the player is set to move out of Anfield in the next few days. The 20-year-old will sign a four-year contract with the south coast side after being told that he does not feature in Klopp's vision for the future.
The Mirror reports that the defender is set to move for a fee in the range of £15m ($20m), which would make him the most expensive player in Bournemouth colours. The club have negotiated the sell-on and other buy-back clauses and are set to announce the deal subject to other regulatory processes.
Ibe can play as a winger or as an attacking midfielder and has scored one goal and assisted two in 27 appearances in the league last season. The player has said his goodbye to the team and left the training ground ahead of his move to Dean Court.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are also set to offload Mario Balotelli from the squad after Jurgen Klopp revealed that he expects the Italian to move elsewhere in a bid to save his ailing career. Balotelli was sent on a season-long loan to AC Milan last season but he is back in training in Melwood where he has to face competition from the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke, Danny Ings, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino for a place in the starting line-up.
"We want Mario to become the player he was before his injury. The talent is still there – no doubt about it," Klopp said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo. "When we have done the crossing, heading and stuff (in training), he's been world class.
"But this is not a situation where he should be battling with other players like this for one position so it's clear we need a solution. There will be a club around who would be happy to have a new Mario Balotelli if you like," he added.